Tom & Rita Hough

Tom and Rita help coordinate and lead short-term mission trips to Peru through a partnership with United Servants Abroad and South America Mission.

Tom is the son of SAM missionaries, having grown up in the jungles of the eastern Peruvian Amazon. Tom’s and Rita’s passion for the indigenous peoples of Peru sewed a vision long ago for the development of a Bible Training Center in Pucallpa, Peru, serving namely the Shipibo people of the Ucayali river region.


Ministry: CCB Peru

In 1992, the Centro de Capacitación Bíblica (CCB) opened its doors for the first time and it has grown from a class size of six to an average of 50 students.

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Ministry: Peru Field, GO Fund

Each of South America Mission’s countries of service incurs costs associated with managing and facilitating ministry and caring for missionaries (e.g. compliance with local government regulations, operating a field office, stewarding field finances, etc.) Resources allocated in support of the general operations of the Peru field directly support the infrastructure essential to ministry.

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Ministry: Peru Church Planting

In 2006, SAM missionaries planted Iglesia Mil Palmeras, in Pucallpa, Peru, also known as Thousand Palms Church. Today, Mil Palmeras is transforming its community by embodying the Kingdom of God. With close to 300 congregants, they are actively engaging the city of Pucallpa and beyond into the Amazon to plant new, transformational churches that impact the world for Christ.

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